Questions tagged [personal-name]

On the use of an individual's name in academia, including but not necessarily limited to publishing. Do not use this tag for questions related to academic vocabulary and phrases; use 'terminology' instead.

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Can I submit research with my surname being modified for English readers?

Is it acceptable in cases when your last name changes based on your gender, to change the name to make it simpler for English language readers? This is common in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, etc. ...
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How to reference when initials changed?

I changed my name, so that I now have the initials F. A. Lastname. For many years I used F. Lastname. If I now want to refer to a publication where I used F. Lastname, should I respect my change of ...
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Author name-surname mistake in the Google Scholar citation

I have a problem with the appearance of my paper in Google Scholar. My name is correctly represented in the journal artical as "Nilhan Kaya," so the citation should be "Kaya, N". ...
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My name can be written in two ways: arxiv struggles to list all my papers

My problem is the following: I have a last name that is composed of two names. In some of my papers, the two names are hyphenated (in others, they aren't). So basically my full name is either written ...
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How to get acknowledged by the right name even if people assume that they should use a longer formal variant?

I am currently an undergraduate who likes to think about research a lot. My email is “zachary.hunter@university.edu”, however in all my papers I am listed as “Zach Hunter”. Frequently I will email ...
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google scholar switching my first and last name

Google scholar switches my first and last name although the journals publish my name correctly. And now due to people downloading citations from Google Scholar, other journals are also citing my first ...
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Order of name and title in references of CV

Since the references in a CV includes a few names of people and their titles, I would like to put them in an alphabet order. Note that in my country, family names are always put first, for example: ...
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My first name is spelled differently in the official transcripts "MO" and my published papers "MU", can I use this first name in the future papers?

My name is Muhamed A. Sewidan, I'm a physicist. My first name is spelt in my passport and transcripts (Mohamed) with o, and in my published papers (Muhamed) with u. Can this cause me any trouble?
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Can I use only one of my two last names for publishing? [duplicate]

I have 2 last names due to my hispanic background. Soon, I will have to think about my very first publication (field: Medicine/Psychology). Could I use only the first last name for my publishing or ...
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Mixed use of titles in dissertation acknowledgment

I would of course use Prof. and Dr. in front of the names of committee members and other professors who I call by Prof. and Dr. in real life. But what about your “peers” who have doctorates? For ...
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Surname change during PhD (as a male)

I'm currently undertaking my PhD and I have plans to get married before I complete my candidature. In particular, I will be double-barreling my current surname with my fiancée's current surname. We ...
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Would having two words in my surname in my passport be a problem for US colleges/GRE/TOEFL?

I'm Indian and my full name is X Y Z (such as John Doe Johnson). In my passport, Given Name is X and Surname is Y Z. Would that be any issue? Or should I get it corrected to update Given Name to X Y ...
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A journal published my private home address alongside my publication. Can I get it removed?

Some years ago, I published an article in a Springer journal. However, when I accessed its online version today, I found out that the publisher has swapped my residential address for my correspondence ...
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Double Name and Google Scholar [duplicate]

I know similar questions have been asked before, though any links to contact Google Scholar that were provided in older answers no longer work. I have two last names, example: First name Jane, Last ...
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Will a mismatch between my name the papers I authored and the name in my official documents cause trouble in getting hired? [duplicate]

When I submitted my first article to arXiv, in the article I mentioned my full name, which is just 'Afham' (I do not know whether it is not allowed to mention such personal information in a question, ...
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Is it acceptable to hide your affiliation in research paper?

I am a Ph.D. student enrolled in one of the top universities. I was working on a research problem. And, it turns out that my results are not of as high quality as one would expect from a student from ...
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Authorship of alternative or fictional personalities

Let's say I'm a student with a dissociative identity or imaginary friend situation that's not going away no matter what, and I feel they contributed to my research and don't want me to take all the ...
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Can I take on an academic pseudonym while publishing research papers or take initials of my name? Is it possible? [duplicate]

I am an graduate student. I want to take on an academic name for publishing papers in journals and would likewise be known by that name in the academic circuit. My surname is bit embarrassing and I ...
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Can I use my first name instead of last name? [duplicate]

I am a Korean with my first (given) name comes last and my last (family) name comes first, just like many other east asians. So, I write my name as "Aaa Bbb Ccc", where "Aaa" is my ...
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Should I use an out-of-order version of my name for academic publications?

I have a common US first AND last name, but a unique middle name. Think John Aardvark Smith. I am nearing my first publication and want to decide on my name for academic/scientific publications now so ...
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How to deal with inconsistencies in my last name spelling on official documents?

In my native language, my last name contains a letter, which can be transliterated into English in three different ways. Namely: ja, ya and ia. When I tried to transliterate my last name to English ...
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Tradeoff between Consistency and Uniqueness in choosing publication Last Name

I am at the beginning of my career, but I already participated in several conferences and published 1 paper (and a reply) as the main author, and co-authored a revision with many other authors. In ...
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How do you handle a double barrel name in citations/publishing?

For example, let's say I am an early stage researcher named Sasha Baron Cohen (1. A fake double barrel name. 2. No hyphen between the surnames). I'm finding that people are citing my work as 'Sasha ...
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Entering Name With Accents on arXiv

I'm trying to submit a paper on arXiv, but I can't figure out how to enter my name with accents. It's supposed to say "Dörr", but arXiv turns it into this: Image I tried to enter the UTF ...
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Can I use my maiden name professionally if it isn't my legal name anymore? [duplicate]

My bachelors lists my maiden name. I took a 4 year break - during which I got married and took my husband's last name - and will soon be starting my masters and eventually PhD in a STEM field. I would ...
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How do I correctly abbreviate compounded first name for academic publications?

My first name (legally) consists of two names separated by a space, but I only go by the first in everyday use. I'm from Scandinavia and having a first name that is a compound of two names is not that ...
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How should I fix the problem of two part surname taken as middle name by google scholar?

I recently published my first paper in a conference proceedings (CogSci2020). Before submitting I was struggling how to give my name. My name is: First: [Alireza] Last: [Mahmoudi Kamelabad] The two ...
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My name in publications as an author is different from my name in the passport, how to prove that I'm the same person?

My name in all of my publications is Mohamed Abd El-Ghafour (Abd El-Ghafour, M.) while in passport is Mohamed Abd El-Ghafour Omar, so Abd El-Ghafour is a middle name, is this will be a problem in ...
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About short author name [closed]

In my ID card, my complete name has the following form : FirstName MiddleName1 MiddleName2 LastName. I will give an example (created name): Ahmed El Mustafa Ali. As you can see there is a space ...
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Using legal mononym only for publications [duplicate]

I don't use a surname, implying I just have my first name in all my legal documents, and I intend to keep it this way. I got my first accepted submission in a conference lately where I added my name ...
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If I have a single word as my official name since birth then what should I fill in as the second name in the GRE form? [closed]

I have just a single name "Anubhav" in every one of my official documents, be it my passport, my official birth certificate, my secondary education certificate, my senior secondary certificate etc. ...
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Two different abbreviations of your name in literature

I have been publishing in the past with a certain abbreviation of my name which I am unsatisfied due to draconian rules in my previous institution which wrote my name in the following way: X. Y. Z. ...
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Given name versus nickname at work [closed]

During an instant message conversation with my supervisor, she brought to my attention that I am using the given name of an employee instead of the preferred name this person wants people to call her. ...
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Is there a way to edit author name after publication for trans people (at least online)?

I have seen questions about people changing their last names due to marriage but not for trans people. However, for them, it can be much more harmful (and wrong) to always carry their old names ...
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Choosing my name for my first publication

I'm publishing my first ever paper in my career. Given my name is Aaron John Sabu, how should it be broken into the first name and last name? Also, what should I write when asked for the [Initial][...
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Why do people sign their names with only their initials?

In my field at least, a lot of people sign their papers with just their initials. For example, the author list would be "J. Doe and S. Omeone". Why do people do this? It seems that it's just a recipe ...
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In biology papers, is it standard to to list names of people who contributed to code tools, but did nothing else towards a paper?

A while ago, I spent some time working for a lab doing biology research. While I was there, my main job was to write code to automatically perform specific kinds of analysis on the collected data, ...
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Publishing with a Pseudonym that uses my legal first name as last name [duplicate]

I will soon be published at a peer-reviewed journal and this is my first publication in my career. My concern is that I'm Asian descent and have an extremely common last name, and personally I do not ...
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Is there any benefit of being treated as "professor" by students and admin?

I just joined a faculty as assistant professor, at a university in South America. The admin team and students treat me as "professor". Moreover, because the official language is Spanish, people refer ...
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It is alright to include students' first names in a teaching statement?

Is it alright to include students' first names in a teaching statement, or would this come off as weird and too personal? Or a privacy concern? You often hear the advice to include specific stories ...
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Maiden name/Legal name

I prefer to be called by my maiden name by colleagues and friends. Is it unprofessional or illegal to use my maiden name at school and even after graduation?
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How to inform conference organizers about your legal name

I am in the following situation. I have a name I prefer to use for personal reasons but the name on my passport is different. If I apply for travel support for a conference, the recommendation ...
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How to reference Chinese names?

Following a question on here, I also decided to reflect on my referencing skills. My style guide APA Harvard 6th wants names as Last, First. But with Chinese names I have this problem: do I reverse ...
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Using an alternative name part of the way through my academic career

For the first 11 years of my career, I worked as an academic in my home country. I moved to the United States two years ago to begin a new faculty position at a flagship state university. During ...
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Citing own results which were obtained under former name

I'm giving a talk about results I obtained in my MSc thesis, some time after which I changed my last name. The result will be published under my former name. How should I state it during the talk? I ...
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Should I use a pen name or pseudonym on my papers as a form of semi-anonymity?

This question is very nearly a duplicate to "Taking an academic pseudonym?", however, my name is already sufficiently unique, and I am wondering if it makes sense to use a pseudonym even if I don't ...
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Should my PhD thesis be submitted under my legal name?

I married during my PhD and changed my legal surname however (for many reasons) I will continue to publish under my maiden name. My (UK) university says that a thesis has to be submitted under the ...
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Taking an academic pseudonym?

I am a senior undergraduate about to publish my first academic paper, and have been thinking about taking an academic pseudonym to make myself easier to identify. My full name is shared by at least ...
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Using initials to promote gender neutrality when publishing as a female?

As I work my way through my academic career (second-year PhD student), I am confronted with many stats and instances of gender bias in the publishing process (see references below). Of course for ...
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Telling where I am originally from at the first lecture?

I am going to start teaching next year in a university in the UK. One common question I get with students in one-to-one conversations is about my origin. I certainly have an accent, and they are ...
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